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Loud grinding noise

There is an intermittent grinding noise coming from behind the ice maker. It sounds like something is trying to run but is stuck and keeps grinding. The ice and water are coming out fine. The noise comes and goes constantly. Very, very loud. Any ideas?
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    How do I TURN the damn thing OFF so it won't make that noise?

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The gear may be wearing out.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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